School Improvement in Maryland

Using the State Curriculum: Reading/ELA, Grade 8

Reading/ELA | Informational | Literary | Writing | Language | Listening | Speaking

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Standard 2.0 Comprehension of Informational Text

Indicator 4. Analyze important ideas and messages in informational texts

Objective g. Synthesize ideas from text

Assessment limit: From one text or a portion of the text or across multiple texts

Selected Response Item

Read this article titled "This Tongue Gets a Grip." Then answer the question below.

According to this article, what characteristic of the chameleon's tongue is most helpful when catching very large prey?

  1. the long length
  2. the sticky mucus
  3. the suction effect
  4. the rough surface
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Correct Answer:
C

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